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Left Colonic Peritonitis Severity Score

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with peritonitis following left colonic perforation using the peritonitis severity score of Biondo et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K65

Description:

Biondo et al developed a Left Colonic Peritonitis Severity Score (PSS) to evaluate peritonitis following perforating lesions of the left colon. The score correlates with survival and can be used to compare outcomes for different patients. The authors are from the University of Barcelona in Spain.

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